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Marsh United complete a double over leaders

Veterans League

Review of the 10-Man League Divisions 1 & 2 fixtures played on Tuesday 12 July



Marsh United ended a Division 1 six-match losing run by completing a 5-4 double over Golcar Lib 'A' on Tuesday. The narrowest of aggregate margins (123-122) being key in determining the outcome of the match. It also ended a six-match winning run for the reigning Champions and current league leaders. That result will have alerted the other teams in the lower regions that things may be on the turn for the Marsh outfit. There was also a win for bottom-of-the-table Milnsbridge 'A' who saw off fellow strugglers, Meltham 'A', 6-3 for a second win of the season.


Kirkheaton Con 'A' won for the first time away from home this year and that pushed them up into third place with the losers, Elland C&BC, still in the bottom half of the table.


Cowcliffe and Rastrick started the day in 2nd and 3rd places before facing each other at Cowcliffe where the visitors came out on top 5-4 with the losers dropping two places and 20-points behind the leader. An interesting feature of this result being the fact that Rastrick won three of the games and lost the other four by the same 20-21 scoreline to produce a 143-135 aggregate win and a 278 aggregate total surely the biggest score of the season.


Clayton West recorded a third successive 8-1 win with Longwood the victims this time which means they stay in the relegation places whilst the winners continue their surge up the table and are now fourth.


The Division 2 top two teams both lost their away matches this week which cost them both their places in the table. They were both overtaken by Netherton Con 'A' who won 8-1 at Hemplow 'A' and the top three teams are now on the same points total with the Aggregate For totals coming into force to separate them.


Lindley Lib 'A' lost 3-6 to Thongsbridge 'A' and Shepley lost at Lindley BC 'A' for a third 4-5 reversal in their last four matches. Bradley & Colne ended a run of 7 straight defeats when beating New Mill 'A' at home and Broad Oak 'A' faltered when ending a run of 5 wins on the bounce when going down 3-6 at Linthwaite Hall which lifted them one place in the table to 9th and swapping places with Thorpe Green who were thrashed 8-1 by Holmfirth 'A' who remain in the relegation places but now only 3 points behind their nearest rivals.

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